Today I don’t have much in the way of interesting eats and a workout will happen if I end up getting my other stuff done in time. My flight to London leaves this afternoon so I am finishing up a few work things and trying to put away little things so that Shane isn’t left with a huge to do list before the realtor comes over tomorrow.
One of the little projects that I worked on last night was pretty last minute. Our front door is a great red/maroon color that I think really welcomes you in. However, the paint around the door has gotten pretty dingy and dirty and just like curb appeal gives you a first impression, I think that the front door contributes to that as well.
Here is a before shot….
This is actually from Christmas last year but apparently it’s the only picture of our door that I had on file. I actually made Shane take that screen down last spring because 1) it didn’t work very well and 2) I thought it looked pretty ghetto. The door definitely looked way better without the screen door but removing it and its frame meant nail holes and a dirty doorway.
I asked Shane to pick up just some plain white exterior paint from Home Depot while he was out yesterday and I just went for it while on the phone with my friend, Carey. I don’t think it’s a crazy difference but I do think that it makes the entryway feel more fresh and inviting, rather than dingy and dirty.
Don’t worry, all the other Christmas decorations have been taken down and put away but this live wreath still smells fresh so I’ve been trying to make it last as long as possible.
It’s not a huge change by any means but it’s just another nice little touch that will hopefully make our home feel warm and inviting. It also only cost about $5 and took me less than an hour total so it was definitely worth it!
I’m off to London in a little but I will be checking in while I’m gone to share some workouts on the road as well as ways to keep your diet healthy and nutritious when you’re out of town.
Hope your week is off to a great start, Happy Monday!
What do you do for workouts and healthy eating choices when you’re traveling?
What are some important things that you notice when you first walk into a house?